Saturday, June 25
1047 Bardstown Road • 454-6687
$5; 10 p.m.
Awesomer Than the Devil is the third and latest album from Police Teeth, which should hopefully help you understand their perspective musically and, well, worldwide. Confidence is clearly not a problem for the Seattle-based melodic rockers, who can surely count on meeting the devil herself at Cahoots on Saturday night. Come out and pogo along to hits like “Dude Handlers Permit,” “Motherfuckers Move Slow,” “Rock ’n’ Roll is a Pyramid Scheme (Parts 1 & 2),” “I Made Out with You Before You Were Cool” and “Dickhead on a Bike.” Label mates ifihadahifi (read it out loud), from Milwaukee, and locals Trophy Wives will also bring the rock action. On top of all that, the concert will serve as a birthday bash for Trophy Wives’ rhythm section, so make sure they don’t pay for their own drinks, OK? —Peter Berkowitz
•WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert
Saturday, June 25
Free w/ Zoo admission; 2 p.m.
The WAKY Rock ‘N Roll Reunion brings together: Butch Kaufman & Friendz, Doo Wop All Stars, Epics, Crushed Velvet, Sherry Edwards, Cosmo and the Counts, and Soul Inc. All current and former WAKY and WKLO on air folks have been invited. The legendary Bill Bailey “The Duke of Louisville” has indicated that he will be in attendance.
June 26-July 2
501 W. Main St. • 584-7777
$22.50-$27.50; various times
A picture of 1930s America typically looks pretty grim, but there was still some booty-shaking — or should I say rug-cutting — going on, along with the jazz, art and literature streaming from the Harlem Renaissance. One of Broadway’s best musicals, presented by Music Theatre of Louisville, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” is a tribute to jazz legend Fats Waller and is a swanky, lively celebration this cultural movement. Speaking of jazz legends — the pianist for the show is none other than Harry Pickens himself, and the show is under the expert musical direction of jazz stylist Gayle King, whom you may have seen (heard) sometime in your life, like accompanying a show at Actors, MTL or Pandora. Come on down — the roof is rockin’, the neighbor’s knockin’ … —Jane Mattingly